Vernon Turner, a senior at Yukon High School in Oklahoma, cleared a US #8 all-time height and Oklahoma state record in the high jump with his 7'5" clearance on Friday at the Zebra Invitational hosted by Claremore High School. Turner was the nation's top returning high jumper coming into the outdoor season after clearing 7'4.50" last May at the Oklahoma State Meet to establish the state record, which he just broke again today.
His hops also translate obviously over to the basketball court as during his junior year, he recorded 38 dunks.
Two more inches away for Turner is the national record of 7'7" set by Andra Manson from Brenham, Texas 15 years ago in 2002.
US Top 10 All-Time List In Boys High Jump (Compiled by Track & Field News)
|1||7-7||Andra Manson (Brenham, Texas)||2002|
|2||7-6||*Dothel Edwards (Cedar Shoals, Athens, Georgia)||1983|
|3||7-5¾||*James White (Grandview, Missouri)||2009|
|4||7-5¼||Tom Smith (Heyworth, Illinois)||1985|
|4||7-5¼i||*Scott Sellers (Cinco Ranch, Katy, Texas)||2004|
|6||7-5i||Gail Olson (Sycamore, Illinois)||1978|
|6||7-5||Kenny Evans (Pine Bluff, Arkansas)||1997|
|6||7-5||Vernon Turner (Yukon, Oklahoma)||2017|
|8||7-4¾||James Lott (Refugio, Texas)||1983|
|9||7-4½||Maurice Crumby (Balboa, San Francisco, California)||1983|
|9||7-4½||*Rick Noji (Franklin, Seattle, Washington)||1984|
|9||7-4½||Brad Speer (East, Wichita, Kansas)||1984|
|9||7-4½||Paul Klemic (Mainland, Linwood, New Jersey)||2000|
|9||7-4½i||Erik Kynard (Rogers, Toledo, Ohio)||2009|
|9||7-4½||Darius Carbin (Mt. Pleasant, San José, California)||2016|